Number two: A kind word goes a long way
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Whether speaking to a loved one or a complete stranger, kindness counts. Saying something kind, sweet or nice to someone, with no desire of anything in return, encourages him.
It’s easy to get into a rush when you’re busy with your work. Like when you’re in a hurry and the cashier is slow.
It’s easy to snap in an impatient voice. Like when your child had his 100th accident for the day.
It takes longer sometimes to speak kindly to someone. But you’ll never know how the Lord can use your kindness in someone’s heart, how much it will encourage them.
Little things add up.
Tell the cashier “May God bless you today.” Especially meaningful if the cashier was rude or snappy.
Whisper in your child’s ear how blessed you are that he’s a part of your family.
Look into your spouse’s eyes and tell him how much you appreciate everything he does for your family.
Call your mom and thank her for being such a great mother to you.
Can you go out of your way to say something kind to someone today?
I’d love to hear about it, and the person’s response.